Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Decor 2013

Our Christmas was beautiful and busy!  We celebrated Wonderful Hubby's extended family at my mother-in-law's home Christmas Eve where Santa stopped by for awhile. My extended family came to our home Christmas Day.  Prior to that, there were multiple holiday parties for organizations we're in, as well as choir practices, shopping and lots of baking!  I'm just now able to sit down to share some of our holiday decorations.  I want to thank you all for your great ideas!  I'm truly inspired each time I read your posts!

 The Mantel

I really like a natural winter look.  The hope is to be able to leave some of these things up through January! 

I just love these pheasants!  Both they and the lantern are from All About Home, a local home décor store.  I believe the tray is from Target.

This Jim Shore nativity set sits on our dining room hutch.
This nativity is nestled in a lantern with a little snow and a few trees.  A candle in the back helps illuminate the scene.
I shared about these vintage ornaments in the Coca-Cola Crates in a previous post.  You can see it HERE.  I have two and just love displaying them each year!  Wonderful Hubby and I have great memories looking through antique shops trying to find the right crates for this project. 
I got this little village set at the Dollar Tree a few years ago.  There are about 20 pieces in all.  It sits atop the dining room hutch.

 This vignette sits atop the Hoosier cabinet in our kitchen.  I really liked the look of the lantern from the fall and decided to see if I could change it up just a bit to make a more wintery scene.  I was pleased with the look that just a few changes made.
When the kids were very small, I purchased this little set from Hallmark.  It seemed to fit our family perfectly, at the time.  I enjoy getting it out each year.  It makes me smile to remember how small our children were when I got it and see how much they've grown!
This vignette includes some vintage photos from our family.  The gentleman is my paternal grandfather.  He passed away before my parents were married and I never knew him.  He was a handsome man, wasn't he? 
The young lady is my mother's first cousin, Adrian. 
Mom told me lots of stories about the fun they had growing up together.  The other photo is of some extended family members who moved to Canada. 
The photo holders are from All About Home, in Troy, MO.
 It's hard to believe the Christmas season has come and gone! 
What fun we've had, what great memories we've made! 
We wish each of you a Happy 2014!!

Sharing at these great parties: 
 Seasonal Sundays hosted by The Tablescaper
 Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at BNOT


My Garden Diaries said...

I just love the idea of having a winter mantel to leave up through January! It is stunning! And your vignette on your cabinet is gorgeous! That little bear set you got when your children were young made me tear up. It is so sweet and just reminds me how fast my beans will grow. Such a wonderful family photo and such a warm and cozy home!!! Merry Christmas friend! Nicole

Poppy said...

Your home is beautifully decorated for Christmas, with warm and cozy vignettes and a lovely and inviting atmosphere.

Wishing you and your family a happy 2014; all the best!


Candy S said...

I left my winter owls up until I decorated for Valentines Day last year. I love the warm cozy feel of my wintry characters. They will stay on the mantle for another month or so. The sparkly trees and the Christmas bears will be packed away over the weekend. Your family photographs are beautifully displayed, wonderful memories for your family of the holidays.